Reduce maternal and infant mortality rates with reproductive health care and education. Help 12,000 women access pre- and post-natal care, protecting their health during pregnancy and delivery.
An alarming percentage of Afghan women and babies die during pregnancy and delivery. Most women deliver babies at home without the assistance of trained medical staff. CHI/AIL offer lifesaving health services and medical interventions to pregnant women and babies through three rural clinics in Afghanistan, including on-site baby delivery for high-risk cases. CHI/AIL also educate women about their reproductive health so that they can make healthy choices during pregnancy and delivery.
12,000 Afghan women will receive pre- and post-natal care, midwifery, family planning services, education on women’s reproductive health, delivery kits for home delivery, and assessment and intervention for high-risk pregnancies.
Thousands of women who would have lost their lives or the lives of their babies during pregnancy and delivery will be saved. Women will learn how to prevent complications during pregnancy and delivery and protect their long-term reproductive health.
Many women in our area died because of problems during delivery. We were not able to help them since we never knew the right method of delivery. But now we know our mistakes and can save them. - Saliha, CHI/AIL Reproductive Health Workshop Graduate
Total Funding Received to Date: $12,543
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $47,748
Total Funding Goal: $60,292
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).